White-tailed Deer

What To Do About Deer and the Drought...

The bottom line is that this drought will probably not have a long-term effect on deer populations, but it certainly has the potential to have some short-term effects.

State Programs Help Landowners Manage White-tailed Deer Populations

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have programs to help land managers better manage deer habitat and deer populations. Here's an overview of each state's offering.

Antlers - The Stuff of Dreams

For most white-tailed deer hunters, antlers are what make the world go 'round. Since these head ornaments are so alluring, I thought we'd take a closer look at what they are and how they develop.

Want A Bigger Buck?

Almost everyone interested in deer enjoys seeing a large buck. What can you do to improve chances for a larger buck? The answer is simple - do not shoot one that is smaller than what you consider big.

There Are No 'Silver Bullets'

It is human nature to want to believe silver bullets exist, but, generally, this is not the case. As an example, consider the case of food plot mixtures being marketed at premium prices.

Walnut Bayou Deer Management Association Profile

A deer management association is a group of land managers in a region who share common deer management goals and make a decision to cooperatively manage their shared deer herd. The 12,640-acre Walnut Bayou Deer Management Association has deer statistics dating back to 1996 illustrating the advantages of landowner cooperation.

Proper Care of Venison is Necessary for Excellent-Quality Meat

All venison is not equal. Venison can be consistently excellent table fare, or, with poor handling and preparation, can be about the quality of a boot sole.

Think Before Planting Food Plots

Food plots can be used to increase visibility of deer for hunting or other purposes. Although popular, food plots do not always accomplish intended deer management goals. Several factors should be evaluated to ensure the success of food plots.

White-Tailed Deer Information to be Shared at Sept. 25, 2004 Seminar

A White-tailed Deer Seminar will be held at the Pontotoc Technology Center Auditorium at 601 West 33rd Street in Ada, Okla., from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2004, followed by an in-depth session at the Noble Research Institute's Wildlife Unit.

Deer Management Is a Year-Round Process

During the long, hot days of summer, interest in deer management often takes a back seat to fishing, boating, vacations, etc. However, people interested in deer need to keep in mind that deer management is a year-round process.